What is the prevalence of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) herpes zoster (shingles) ophthalmicus (HZO)?

Updated: Jan 25, 2019
  • Author: Camila K Janniger, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Postherpetic complications are more common in HZO than in other manifestations of zoster. [60] In particular, PHN is observed in well over 50% of patients with HZO and can be severe and long-lasting. Scarring also is more common, probably as a result of severe destructive inflammation.


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